Howe Sound: Synopsis
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PDT 11 March 2014 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Lower Mainland.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday quasi-stationary ridge located over
southern BC interior.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today intensifying frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over northwestern Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday dissipating frontal system located on
a line north-south over Cape Scott.
At 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:56 PM PDT 11 March 2014 A Pacific frontal system approaching the North Coast will continue to
generate widespread southerly gales across offshore waters.
This front will intensify as it moves into northern and central
coastal waters tonight. As a result, southerly storm to gale force
winds will develop across northern and central waters. The front
will then weaken dramatically on Wednesday morning as it slides
southeastward towards Vancouver Island. All storm and gale force
winds are forecast to end before noon on Wednesday with the front
eventually dissipating over Vancouver Island Wednesday afternoon.
Meanwhile winds will be mostly light over the far south as a ridge of
high pressure settles over the South Coast.
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